The Metal Gear franchise has been in quite the mess ever since the series creator, Kojima, and Konami parted ways. However, Metal Gear fans will always have the series’ past to celebrate. And that’s exactly what they are doing for the 31st anniversary of the stealth action games. One of those fans just happens to be the Metal Gear movie director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who has started a thread sharing concept art to celebrate the series long run.
DAY 1 of #METALGEAR31st
There’s many beautiful+insane+iconic images to come…but I want to start with this piece by Nick Foreman.
The bond we formed via mechs reinforced that we should be loud w/ our love of this franchise as we may find friends & collaborators in the process. pic.twitter.com/5Zj4vRsu5T
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 13, 2018
As you can see above, the thread started with a brand new codec message from Colonel Campbell, performed by the original voice actor, Paul Eiding. Colonel Campbell gives all the fans watching a briefing of Jordan’s plans to release a new piece of concept art every day for 31 days, to celebrate the original release of the first Metal Gear game 31 years ago.
Of course, there is some playful banter in the message about Jordan’s forthcoming Metal Gear movie, but no details are given since that information was apparently lost ‘behind enemy lines’. It is also noted that the artwork should be considered fan art and may not necessarily represent what is portrayed in the Metal Gear movie. Nonetheless, seeing this amount of fan service given for some artwork certainly makes Jordan feel like a good fit to do the movie justice.
So far only one image has been released. Created by artist Nick Foreman, the first image shows a mech in the night sky with a soldier standing guard. It is absolutely beautiful. Surely every Metal Gear fan will want to keep a close eye on Jordan Vogt-Robert’s Twitter to see what other pieces he has in store.
Who knows, maybe we will even get a possible update on the Metal Gear movie. Even if we don’t, it is always awesome for the gaming community to come together and celebrate a beloved franchise. And what better franchise to celebrate than the masterpiece that Hideo Kojima gave us 31 years ago.